David Huffman’s paintings stage allegories of the black American experience. His paintings depict stereotypical signifiers of this history. Landscapes of futuristic dreams or nightmares are always handled with humor. His abstract narratives are layered with references to music, politics and art history. Huffman studied in New York and San Francisco and has an MFA from California College of the Arts. He received a Eureka Fellowship in 2007, an ARTADIA Foundation Award in 2006, and a Palo Alto Public Arts Commission Award in 2005. His work has appeared in Art Forum, Art Journal, Art Papers, Frieze, Flash Art, Vibe, NY Arts, What’s On in London, the San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times and is included in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Oakland Art Museum, CA among others.

UFO, 2007

Color softground and spitbite aquatint etching with glitter
14 1/2 × 16 in

Inquire Below

Ouroboros, 2007

Color aquatint, spitbite aquatint, softground and sugarlift aquatint etching with blacklight sensitive areas
46 1/2 × 26 in

Hoop Dreams, 2007

Color soft ground and spitbite aquatint etching
21 × 23 in

Basketball Pyramid, 2007

Color aquatint, spitbite sugarlift, softground and hardground etching
37 1/2 × 45 in

Remuneration, 2007

Softground and spitbite aquatint etching
23 1/4 × 23 1/2 in

Watermelon Pyramid

Color aquatint, sugarlift and spitbite aquatint etching with glitter
20 1/2 × 27 1/4 in

Somatic, 2017

Color aquatint with chine colle gampi
40 × 29 in

Rainbow, 2017

Color aquatint on airbrushed paper
40 × 29 in

Collards, 2017

Color spray-paint aquatint on airbrushed paper
40 × 29 in

Rain of birds and Flowers, 2022

Acrylic on paper
22 x 30 in